Learn songwriting techniques coupled with powerful music production skills in this six month course.

This songwriting and music production course is designed to nurture your creative talent to produce great songs. We breakdown the processes involved giving you insight into professional songwriting techniques and provide you with the training and facilities to put that to practice.

Upon completion of the course, students will receive an SAE short course certificate and be part of our global alumni community.

SAE short courses are only open to students residing in the UK or EU.






18 and over




  • Songwriting processes
  • Music theory
  • Arrangement
  • MIDI
  • Apple Logic
  • Synthesisers
  • EQ & filters
  • Dynamic processors
  • Mixing and mastering
  • Music industry overview
  • Copyright, publishing and marketing

What you'll learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Display a good understanding of music theory, composition and arrangement
  • Navigate the interface of production software such as Ableton Live
  • Apply various creative tools such as EQ and filters to tracks
  • Distribute your songs digitally with a thorough understanding of music branding and marketing

Who should attend

This course is ideal for aspiring producers and musicians with little to no experience in music production. It is highly recommended for students who want to apply for further study in audio.

We do not accept students on this course who are not UK / EU nationals.


You should bring a notebook and pen to classes. You may also wish to bring your own laptop or tablet, however, this is not necessary.

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  Date from Date to Day(s) of the week Price Time Duration  
  May 2020 Nov 2020 Mon, Wed £2000 18.30-21.00 6 Months  
  Sep 2020 Mar 2021 Mon, Wed £2000 18.30-21.00 6 Months